Marriage and Equality in Canada, eh

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Before Marriage Equality was in Canada in 2003/04

in the 1990s, there was Egan and Nesbitt, who sued Canada for spousal benefits in retirement

I was a baby dyke when this was happening

Egan V. Canada (F.C.A.) Between James Egan and John Norris Nesbit, Appellants (Plaintiffs), and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, Respondent (Defendant) … on Appeal from a Judgment of the Trial Division Dated Dec. 2nd, 1991 … books.google.ca
Canada's First Gay Activist Climbs Martin Luther King's Mountain
James Egan and John Nesbit were a gay couple that had lived together since 1948. In 1986, when Egan reached 65, he became eligible for Old Age Security and a guaranteed income supplement. When Nesbit reached age 60, he applied for the spousal allowance available to the spouse of a pensioner between the ages of 60 and 65 in cases where the couple’s combined income falls below a certain level. The government denied Nesbit the income supplement, explaining that “spouse” is defined as a member of the opposite sex.

http://www.hipcast.com/podcast/Hw21P0Z30

Human Rights a Day - May 25, 1995 - James Egan and John Nesbit
Brian Mossop was a Canada Government Employee

his partner was the publisher of Xtra, Toronto’s queer newspaper, now Canada’s

He won same employee benefits for gays and lesbians as heterosexual employees got – he sued for bereavement leave when his partner’s father died so he could attend the funeral

Brian Mossop won same rights for Federal Government Employees, regardless of sexuality.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_(AG)_v_Mossop

Mossop won, not so much the court case,  After his case, the union negotiated and got benefits in the contract for all employees

https://www.cdn-hr-reporter.ca/hr_topics/sexual-orientation/family-status-does-not-include-sexual-orientation

 

 

from my original blog

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